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Master Educator Course

The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is structured as a train-the-trainer style program and is aimed at educators, Aboriginal land and sea managers, parks and agency staff, guides, tourism operators, teachers, and outdoor recreation group leaders. The course curriculum can be customized to fit local ecological zones. Participants will learn and practice minimal impact skills and ethics in various settings and will learn how to teach Leave No Trace principles to others within their organizations.

The Master Educator Course requires a minimum of four eight-hour days and at least three nights camping in the field. The course focuses on minimal impact skills based on the principles of Leave No Trace and does not teach other outdoor skills.

Upon completion of the course, participants who demonstrate the necessary skills to train Leave No Trace Trainers, conduct outreach programs, or promote the Leave No Trace message effectively will receive a Master Educator certificate from LNTA.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses (5 Day Course)

Want to be at the forefront of Leave No Trace Environmental Training in the Asia Pacific Region?
Scouts WA in conjunction with LNT Australia and Boy Scouts of America are bringing out to Australia
one of the few worldwide Grand Master LNT Educators, Thomas Thrift, from the USA and supported
by Australia’s only current LNT Master Educator in Scouts Australia, Shane Earnshaw. The two
courses on offer are strictly limited to 12 students each course, so to be become one of the few
trained LNT Master Educators in the region, register today your interest in becoming a “LNT Master


– $500AUD per person (includes all training material, rations, camp fees and tuition)


– Manjedal Activity Centre, Byford, Western Australia

Participants to provide transport to/from Manjedal, Western Australia and are required to bring their own personal equipment suitable for a short backcountry trip, including tent and cooking equipment and will camp onsite for the entire duration of their course. Participants are responsible for any additional accommodation costs before or after the course. Email your expression of interest to admin.strategic@scoutswa.com.au and indicate which of the two courses you wish to attend. Please note that as participant numbers are limited to 12 per course all applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. EOI’s close 28th February 2016 with final registration & payments due by 31st March 2016.


Course 1:

  • Friday 13 May – evening
  • Saturday 14 May – all day
  • Sunday 15 May – all day
  • Friday 20 May – evening
  • Saturday 21 May – all day
  • Sunday 22 May – all day

Course 2:

  • Monday 16 May – all day
  • Tuesday 17 May – all day
  • Wednesday 18 May – all day
  • Thursday 19 May – all day
  • Friday 20 May – all day
Master Educator Course, Tasmania 2010 | Photo: Peter Grant

Download Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses (5 Day Course).pdf